I Cannot Do My Jigsaw Puzzle

I cannot do my jigsaw puzzle because my little sister who always does the white bits is in self-isolation on the other side of Rye Lane.

I cannot do my jigsaw puzzle because there are four rats living under the living room floorboards and the sound of the Nutella traps firing is distracting me.

I cannot do my jigsaw puzzle because I am in the middle of War & Peace.

I cannot do my jigsaw puzzle because my friend is teaching me how to do cryptic crosswords and I am lost in a warren of indicators, link words and sandwiches.

I cannot do my jigsaw puzzle because I need to go to the shops to buy potatoes and I am scared because however bad this feels now, it’s going to get worse.


By Claire Davies


#lockdownlife #anxiety

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